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Plan a Winter Journey to Orlando

Orlando is one of the most popular tourist destinations for a winter vacation. Due to the mild climate, winter in Orlando is loved by locals and tourists alike. There are so many fun attractions in the city of theme parks that you can easily plan a happening three-day trip. You can never run out of options in Orlando, as it has plenty of outdoor and indoor adventures. As a home to all the major theme parks, it has many choices for everyone. Check out the long list of family-friendly attractions that attract attention all year round. Though the city is famous for theme parks, it also has other tourist attractions like zoos, museums, wildlife preserves, indoor recreation centers, and so much more.

Due to the steady flow of tourists all throughout the year, you can find excellent restaurants and food joints in the city. Whether you are seeking an upscale restaurant with gourmet American cuisine or a casual diner with a gourmet breakfast and brunch menu, you can easily find the perfect fit. There are many restaurants with diverse cuisines from all the globe. Relish local seafood at the famous spots in the city. Savor everything from local to regional, national to international flavors in this vibrant foodie city. And do not forget the happening bars and breweries for some locally crafted beers, mouthwatering cocktails, and a rich selection of liquor. It is absolutely easy to plan a three-day trip in the city, so there is no need to worry about finding the right mix of activities.

Day 1

On the first day, you can explore the famous Disney World. One of the best attractions in Orlando, Disney World has so many activities within the premises. Children can enjoy the rides, Disney cartoon characters, interactive games, and much more. If you visit during the winter holiday season, you can adore the Christmas decorations, Christmas trees, light and musical displays, and much more. Enjoy the colorful and attractive holiday special parade with Disney characters in holiday costumes. You can spend an entire day at the Magic Kingdom as it has many things to do. If you have been to Magic Kingdom, you can choose the Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios or the Disney Animal Kingdom. There are many fun-filled rides and themed activities at every destination. There are many food joints and cafes inside the Disney World.

At the end of the day, after all the exploration and adventure, you can have a nice dinner at any of the famous Orlando restaurants. Choose your preferred cuisine from a list of options as the city has something for everyone. Check out some of the well-known restaurants like Pizza Bruno, Knife and Spoon, Tori Tori, Wine Bar George, The Edison, Tiffins Restaurant, and many others.

Day 2

Orlando is full of theme parks. After a day at Disney World, you can choose from list of other attractive theme parks. For example, if you love movies and entertainment, you can visit the famous Universal Studios Orlando. There are plenty of movie-based rides and displays. You can capture photographs with your favorite characters and displays. You can also enjoy live shows, interactive attractions, 3D rides, and much more. Another popular option of a family-friendly theme park is the Legoland. Here, you can admire the different Lego artifacts, exhibits, build your own Lego creations, and hop on attractive rides. For animal and water lovers, the most loved spot is the SeaWorld Orlando. Spend some fun time with fishes, marine animals, and rare aquatic mammals. You can learn about their habitat and behavior. SeaWorld is known for hosting exciting shows, holiday special events, and interactive sessions with animals. If you are excited to visit a waterpark, you can head to Aquatica. It is SeaWorld Orlando’s water park that has plenty of water slides, lazy river, wave pool, and many other fun attractions.

To have fun time with the native alligators, you can visit the famous Gatorland. The theme park has many alligators and fun attractions revolving around them. For example, you can go for ziplining over alligator, attend junior alligator wrestling, and participate in a variety of interactive shows. If you are longing for a traditional carnival experience, you can visit the Fun Spot America Theme Park. It has many attractions like arcade games, go-karts, roller coasters, a 40-foot slide, and bumper cars. Both kids and adults can have a great time at the theme park.

After a fine-dining experience on day one, if you are in the mood to head to a casual food joint, you will not be disappointed by the choices. You can check popular options like the Hungry Pants, Papa Llama, Grills Lakeside Seafood Deck and Tiki Bar, The Strand, Streetwise Urban Food, and the Ford’s Garage to name a few.

Day 3

After two full days of amusement parks, you can save the last day for Christmas holiday events. You can admire the Christmas decorations and Christmas trees at many spots around the city. If you enjoy ice-skating, you can head to one of the biggest ice rinks at I-Drive. For shopping, you can visit the Mall at Millenia and Disney Springs. Some other attractions include the Discovery Cove Orlando, Chocolate Kingdom Factory Tour, The Wheel at ICON Park, and the SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium. You can visit many museums in the city. For exciting drinks and beers, you can visit the Icebar Orlando, AC Sky bar, The Guesthouse, Mathers Social Gathering, and a few other spots.

Plan a great three-day itinerary in the happening city of Orlando. Visit the famous hotspots for a memorable winter holiday. If you are looking for accommodation options, you can check out our luxury vacation rentals at Global Resort Homes. We have fantastic rental villas located close to the best attractions in the city. Contact us to find the perfect spot!